Dads knives

The W.R. Case & Sons Cutlery Company has a very rich history that began in 1889 when William Russell (“W.R.”), Jean, John, and Andrew Case began fashioning their knives and selling them along a wagon trail in upstate New York. The company has produced countless treasures and it continues to do so as one of the most collected brands in the world.
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Dads knives

Postby JnBama » Tue Sep 10, 2019 11:10 pm

Hi all joined yesterday , been looking for info on my dads CASE knives . He was a WWII Vet and retired from hardware store so had several knives over the years. He passed away 2004 and I found a few knives packed away , he still had one taken away from me when a kid . I gave some to cousins, Bro in law and kept three . In the photo mine is on top 63087 and his two a 6208 and 6229 1/2 . I'm sure both were used everyday 6208 is solid but no snap and the oldest still has snap and straight . Would also like to know the handle material- Thanks Jeff
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Re: Dads knives

Postby Doc B » Tue Sep 10, 2019 11:59 pm

Hi, welcome to AAPK! Very nice knives, to have from your father. They are certainly all bone handled. More knowledgeable Case folks can probably give you some more info. ::welcome::
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Postby Landersknives » Wed Sep 11, 2019 12:09 am

JnBama wrote:Hi all joined yesterday , been looking for info on my dads CASE knives . He was a WWII Vet and retired from hardware store so had several knives over the years. He passed away 2004 and I found a few knives packed away , he still had one taken away from me when a kid . I gave some to cousins, Bro in law and kept three . In the photo mine is on top 63087 and his two a 6208 and 6229 1/2 . I'm sure both were used everyday 6208 is solid but no snap and the oldest still has snap and straight . Would also like to know the handle material- Thanks Jeff


Jeff your 63087 has delrin scales/handles. Case started using the shield that is on that knife in 1973 to denote that the handle material on knives with that shield are not bone. The other two knives are bone. Great family keepsakes. I hope this helps.
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Postby Doc B » Wed Sep 11, 2019 12:25 am

I knew smarter Case folks, would come along. ::facepalm:: I was under the impression that the first # (6) was the handle material, bone...I stand corrected.
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Postby JnBama » Wed Sep 11, 2019 12:35 am

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JnBama wrote:Hi all joined yesterday , been looking for info on my dads CASE knives . He was a WWII Vet and retired from hardware store so had several knives over the years. He passed away 2004 and I found a few knives packed away , he still had one taken away from me when a kid . I gave some to cousins, Bro in law and kept three . In the photo mine is on top 63087 and his two a 6208 and 6229 1/2 . I'm sure both were used everyday 6208 is solid but no snap and the oldest still has snap and straight . Would also like to know the handle material- Thanks Jeff


Jeff your 63087 has delrin scales/handles. Case started using the shield that is on that knife in 1973 to denote that the handle material on knives with that shield are not bone. The other two knives are bone. Great family keepsakes. I hope this helps.
Thank You , the oldest may have belonged to Grand Pa ,he was the whittler , sharpener and handyman . I have taken an interest and plan on collecting a few pocket knives nothing real expensive or fancy. I see Milan TN , lived there 2000 -08 and moved down here close to my sister

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Postby Mumbleypeg » Wed Sep 11, 2019 1:07 am

Welcome to AAPK! It's always great to have family heirloom knives as they're priceless keepsakes. Good of you to share his knives with other family members. Hopefully they will treasure them accordingly.

That 6229-1/2 is what collectors call the "Tadpole" . It's the smallest pattern Case made. I don't normally like small knives but the Tadpole is the exception - it's one of my favorites. ::tu::

Thanks for showing them to us.

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Re: Dads knives

Postby cudgee » Wed Sep 11, 2019 1:31 am

Great collection, as everyone else has said, great to have some family heirlooms and a connection with your dad and that period of history. You have already seen the knowledge on this forum, so enjoy your time on it my friend. ::handshake:: :)

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Re: Dads knives

Postby Old Hunter » Wed Sep 11, 2019 10:12 am

Welcome to AAPK. Don’t give up on having any snap in the blades - they look pretty full and probably aren’t worn enough to have worn down tangs. Flush them good with hot soapy water (Dawn), then blow them out with compressed air and oil the joints with light gun oil. They may surprise your by regaining the snap. OH
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Re: Dads knives

Postby FarSide » Wed Sep 11, 2019 3:18 pm

Those are some very special knives. Thank you for sharing.

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Re: Dads knives

Postby rea1eye » Wed Sep 11, 2019 9:54 pm

Jeff,

Welcome to the forum. My first Case was similar to yours, 6308 from 1978. Don't
be surprised if you stay around here for any length in time you will be getting
interested in collecting more knives. :D


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Re: Dads knives

Postby woodwalker » Thu Sep 12, 2019 1:16 am

Awesome family heirlooms!! Thanks for showing us!! :)

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Postby Reverand » Thu Sep 12, 2019 1:40 am

Welcome, from a fellow Alabamian! I live about an hour East of Huntsville!
You have already received great info and important advice.
Those are some pretty knives, and I know that they are priceless to you. I hope you can pass them down for generations to appreciate and enjoy!

But, for the most important question:
Roll Tide, or War Eagle?
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Re: Dads knives

Postby JnBama » Thu Sep 12, 2019 2:27 am

Thanks for the welcomes have other stuff in my album. I'm not a big fan but do like college football , my bro in law is a Iowa Hawkeyes fan.

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Re: Dads knives

Postby Reverand » Thu Sep 12, 2019 2:38 am

Not a big fan either, just love to joke about it. I am an Alabama fan, but my daughter earned a Doctorate degree from Auburn.
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Re: Dads knives

Postby Landersknives » Thu Sep 12, 2019 5:30 am

Awesome that you used to live in Milan. The 6229 1/2 that Ken mentioned is a nice knife for sure. They are small but highly collectible. I should have welcomed you properly but I have had a lot on my mind lately. Sure am glad your here though and I am positive you will enjoy your stay. Great group here with some amazing administrators and the big boss man Bryan is pretty awesome as well. I hope your small start will lead to many years of collecting/accumulating bliss. Another way you may be able to bring some or all the snap back is with “Gun Scrubber” they sell it pretty much wherever they sell gun cleaning supplies. Spray the well good and work the blades. Blow it out and oil it up. Need anything just holler. Your friend in knives, Ed “Landersknives” Landers.
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